What this blog is about and what I hope it does...

I hope this will be a simple fun tool for us to grow in our understanding and surrender to God through the Bible as we connect over the web. Reading the Bible is both simple and difficult. What could be easier than opening a book and reading? Yet we've all done that and wondered what sections of the Bible mean? What's with the book of Leviticus? What is Revelation really about? Is the Song of Songs about marital love or is it supposed to be more 'spiritual' than that?

So, my intent is for this blog to be a tool that helps us in our faith. A forum for better understanding. An honest place of sharing that nurtures us as we follow Jesus together.

(There are a few resources I have included under "PAGES" that may be a helpful start, especially to those newer to reading the Bible. It's located just below this and to the right. Also included is a READING OUTLINE. If you miss a day, go on to the next rather than trying to catch up.)

ONE LAST NOTE: you don't have to join or set up an account to share comments. Just click 'comment' at the bottom of a post, click the drop down and click 'anonymous.' Then write your post and if you want sign it with your first name and finish by clicking 'Post comment.' I would love to hear your thoughts.



We need more than a day to absorb chapter 38, so for Friday, read on...click here for NIV http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis+38&version=NIV

Rough chapter, bit of a surprise ending with Judah's declaration about Tamar's 'right-ness.'

Judah, because of his anxiety, withholds his youngest son from marrying Tamar who, as law required, should have the right to be married to him.

This is righteousness with a twist.


  1. I'm proud of Judah for backing off and admitting Tamar to be more righteous . The resultant twin Perez ? Same Perez in the line of David , mentioned in book of Ruth ?

    Perhaps this was God's way of omitting some genetic defect from the line that would have been found in Er and Onan . Does He work that way ? Who can say ?

    And , you can't blame Judah for being anxious , he hasn't heard this weeks message , yet !

  2. I'm with you...glad Judah owned his own crud. Most of us don't do that...pride gets in the way, anxiety for reputation, etc. That might be a good take-away from this text: the humility to own our own sin, no matter what. Hard, though, huh?